By Stanley Wertheim
The booklet of The purple Badge of Courage in 1895 introduced Stephen Crane immediate reputation at age 23. At 28, he used to be lifeless. within the short span of his literary profession, Crane loved an important degree of renown in addition to notoriety, yet his recognition rested virtually solely upon his struggle novel, and he felt that his expertise had finally been misjudged. From his early life till his dying, Crane was once a qualified journalist. To this present day, so much proficient American readers recognize him merely because the writer of the main life like Civil battle novel ever written, 3 or 4 action-packed brief tales, and a handful of iconoclastic free-verse poems. Crane used to be befriended and well known by way of essentially the most very important literary figures of his time, similar to William Dean Howells, Willa Cather, Joseph Conrad, Henry James, and H. G. Wells. He has additionally been referred to as a realist, a naturalist, an impressionist, a symbolist, and an existentialist. This reference e-book offers a extra entire photo of Crane's brief yet furiously artistic lifestyles and encourages a extra huge appreciation of his works.
The quantity contains countless numbers of entries for participants of Crane's fast and ; shut neighbors and colleagues; academic associations that he attended; locations the place he resided; publishers and syndicates by way of whom he was once hired; literary routine with which he's often linked; and the works of fiction, poetry, and journalism that he wrote. therefore the booklet indicates that he was once a pioneer within the improvement of a few genres in smooth American fiction and poetry; that he was once the 1st literary chronicler of the burgeoning slums of city the United States who refused to sentimentalize his fabrics; that his Western tales exhibit the regular retreat of the yankee frontier ahead of the encroachments of a latest Europeanized civilization; and that his brief tales and poems interact a few enduring issues. a number of the entries cite works for additional analyzing, and the amount features a chronology and a bibliography of an important stories of his existence and writing.
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A Stephen Crane Encyclopedia by Stanley Wertheim